Drug class: What is Tenormin and why is it prescribed?
Drug mechanism: How does Tenormin work?
Dosage: How should you take Tenormin?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Tenormin
Special information on Tenormin
Side effects of Tenormin
|Drug class: What is Tenormin and why is it prescribed?|
Generic Tenormin 50 mg, Atenolol a type of medication known as a beta blocker, is used in
the treatment of high blood pressure, angina pectoris (chest pain, usually
caused by lack of oxygen in the heart muscle due to clogged arteries), and heart
attack. When used for high blood pressure it is effective alone or combined with
other high blood pressure medications, particularly with a thiazide-type water
pill (diuretic). Beta blockers decrease the force and rate of heart contractions.
|Drug mechanism: How does Tenormin work?|
Generic Tenormin 50 mg (Atenolol) blocks the action of the sympathetic nervous system, a portion of the involuntary nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system stimulates the pace of the heartbeat. By blocking the action of these nerves, Generic Tenormin 50 mg (Atenolol) reduces the heart rate and is useful in treating abnormally rapid heart rhythms.
Generic Tenormin 50 mg also reduces the force of heart muscle contraction and lowers blood pressure. By reducing the heart rate and the force of
|Dosage: How should you take Tenormin?|
Generic Tenormin 50 mg can be taken with or without food. Take it exactly as prescribed,
even if your symptoms have disappeared.
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Tenormin|
If Generic Tenormin 50 mg is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Generic Tenormin 50 mg with the following:
|Special information on Tenormin|
Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding: The use of Generic Tenormin 50 mg
during pregnancy may cause harm to a developing baby. If you are pregnant, become
pregnant, or plan to become pregnant; inform your doctor immediately.
|Side effects of Tenormin|
Side effects of Generic Tenormin 50 mg cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change
in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine
if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Tenormin 50 mg.
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